I'm a freelance writer and editor whose work has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Vice, Salon, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Marie Claire, Refinery29, and more. I hold degrees in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Modern Culture & Media, and Cognitive Neuroscience, which I use mainly to over-analyze trashy television and argue over semantics.
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8 Things I Wish I'd Known About Chronic Badder Inflammation

As a writer who covers women's health, I've spent the past three years reading about all sorts of health issues common among women, from endometriosis to PCOS to vulvodynia. Yet somehow, I hadn't heard of interstitial cystitis (IC) — chronic bladder …
By Suzannah Weiss

Serena Williams Is Raising Awareness For This Common Form Of Abuse — And She Wants Your Help

One of the many ways women throughout the world are held back from living their lives and achieving their potential is through domestic violence. This crime can take many forms, from physical and sexual abuse to verbal and emotional abuse. But one le…
By Suzannah Weiss

Up To 8 Million Women In The U.S. Have This Condition, But You've Probably Never Heard Of It

In April, I saw a urologist about my frequent urination and bladder irritation, which I suspected could be an early sign of interstitial cystitis (IC), or chronic bladder inflammation. The doctor did a cystoscopy, where a tube goes up your urethra to…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's The Real Reason You Always Feel Like You Have To Pee After Sex

The other day, I'd just finished masturbating when I noticed I really had to pee. The urge was stronger than usual — which is saying a lot for someone who already pees a lot. So, of course, I googled, "Why do I have to pee after I masturbate?" I was …
By Suzannah Weiss

11 Ways To Tune Into Your Intuition When You're Dating Someone New, According To Psychics

When you're having trouble making decisions in your love life, people often say, "Just follow your intuition." But the word "just" doesn't belong there. Tuning into your intuition is far from easy — unless, that is, you're a psychic. "When you are d…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's How To Tell If You Actually Had An Orgasm

The first time I masturbated, there was not doubt that I'd had an orgasm. Since I'd held a mirror up to my vulva, I could see the series of rhythmic contractions that have been scientifically shown to accompany orgasm. My vagina opened and closed sev…
By Suzannah Weiss

How To Respectfully Wake Someone Up With Sex

I've always wondered what it would be like to wake a partner up with oral sex. It seems like a fun way to help them start the day on a great note. What's stopped me from doing this, though, is the question: Can you wake a partner up with sex consensu…
By Suzannah Weiss

23 People Reveal The Weirdest Place They've Masturbated

There seems to be a common misconception that women require a romantic setting to get off. In addition to needing a candlelit dinner and flowers to become aroused, the thinking goes, we have to draw a bath and spread rose petals on the bed before we …
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Gender-Neutral Terms From Around The World You Should Know

As it's become clear that gender identities besides "man" and "woman" exist, a problem has emerged: Most languages don't have commonly used terms to describe these identities. To solve this problem, some languages have created gender-neutral terms, i…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Ways To Keep Slippage From Happening During Sex

Before I first started having penis-in-vagina sex, I was warned about a lot of things. I was warned that it would hurt (not accurate), that I probably wouldn't come (doubly accurate for both me and my partner), and that I could get pregnant or get an…
By Suzannah Weiss

3 Rare Times When You Should Get Your Labia Checked Out By A Doctor

Due to beauty standards learned from mainstream porn, many people with vulvas have gotten the idea that their inner labia should look one particular way: with small, symmetrical lips. But that's not how everybody's genitals look, and that's perfectly…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Trips To Take When You're Single

There's no better way to celebrate singlehood than with a trip by yourself or with your girlfriends. It can give you the chance to let loose, learn about yourself, and maybe even meet your next significant other. Traveling as a single woman can be in…
By Suzannah Weiss

8 Natural Ways To Boost Your Serotonin Levels & Become Happier

There aren't many situations that can't be improved by a boost in serotonin. This hormone is produced when people feel happy, and it's what many antidepressants help increase in your brain. But you don't need to be on any kind of medication to increa…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Things Nobody Tells You About Antidepressants — But Should

I was 17 when a psychiatrist first put me on the antidepressant Prozac, which was actually being used to treat anxiety in my case. Prozac is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), which means it keeps the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin around l…
By Suzannah Weiss

The One Place You & Your Partner Should Travel Together, Based On Their Sign

There's nothing quite like a trip with your partner to create amazing memories, strengthen your relationship, and give you something to look forward to after long periods of nonstop work. Sometimes, planning a couples' vacation can be just as much fu…
By Suzannah Weiss

Here's How 19 People Define "Sex"

One afternoon in seventh grade, my friends explained the bases to me. There was kissing, then there was feeling-up, then there was manual and oral sex, then there was "sex" — i.e., penis-in-vagina intercourse. The discussion did not include how coupl…
By Suzannah Weiss

There's One Time Of Month When The Morning-After Pill Doesn't Work

You might know (though you'd be forgiven if you don't, given the sorry state of sex ed in this country) that if you think your birth control method may have failed, you can take the morning-after pill to prevent pregnancy. However, you may not have k…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Things To Eat To Curb Your Period Problems

If you don’t suffer from any period problems, you’re in the minority. 84.1 percent of people with periods experience pain, 47.8 percent get PMS, and 14.3 percent have irregular periods. However, just because these issues are common doesn’t make them …
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Subtle Ways We Perpetuate The Orgasm Gap, According To A Psychologist

You’ve probably heard of the pay gap between men and women, but another equally effective measure of gender inequality is the orgasm gap — the tendency for men to get off more than women. The 2009 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior found t…
By Suzannah Weiss

11 Women Reveal The Moment They Decided To Seek Help For Their Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues to struggle with, but due to the stigma around mental health, many people avoid seeking help for anxiety. But if you're among the 40 million American adults who experience anxiety, you're not alo…
By Suzannah Weiss